Unmasking the Haunted House

Peeling the mask off some of the spookiest spots in America.

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How a Cast of Ghosts and Goblins Revived the Spirits of a Midwest Neighborhood

After a cattle boom came and went, the declining West Bottoms section of Kansas City started to look like a ghost town. It took a visionary, fright-loving family to give it a new lease on life.

The Sweet Married Couple Behind New York’s Most Horrifying Haunted Compound

A detective and a nurse with a lifelong love of the morbid recruit a roster of macabre-loving misfits, and turn a bucolic patch of the Hudson Valley into a 65-acre hotbed of horror.

Custodians of a Ghostly Campus Legacy

A pair of talented stonemasons with a murderous feud gave Toronto’s oldest university its hauntingly intricate architecture—and its first grisly ghost story. A century and a half later, late-night janitors report an abundance of eerie encounters.

Check-in Time at the Most Haunted Hotel in America

From Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders to a murdered maid, several dozen spirits reportedly roam this historic hotel on the old Alamo grounds. Yet the supremely spooked guests insist on coming back for more.